(Est time: 1.25 hrs) This continuing education course discusses the basic clinical behavioral intervention steps for helping patients quit smoking or other tobacco use. It also describes the process of change and how it relates to tobacco cessation.
Goal: To improve the learners' understanding of basic behavioral tobacco interventions for patients and the process of change in tobacco cessation.
Use the 5 steps of smoking cessation intervention (the 5 A's)
Use knowledge of the prevalence of tobacco use and tobacco-associated mortality to guide treatment of patients
Use knowledge of tobacco initiation, tobacco dependence, interest in quitting, and racial/ethnic differences to guide treatment of patients
Use knowledge of the smoking cessation cycle to tailor behavioral tobacco interventions to patients in each stage in the cycle
Use awareness of typical patterns of smoking relapse to help prevent patients from relapsing to smoking
(Est time: 1 hr) This continuing education course discusses pharmacological interventions to help your patients quit smoking or other tobacco use. The drugs currently available to support tobacco cessation are discussed in detail. This course was revised and updated in June 2008.
Goal: To increase the learners' understanding about providing pharmacological interventions for smoking cessation.
Use first-line and second-line smoking deterrent pharmacotherapies to help patients quit tobacco use
Consider the indications and contraindications, special precautions, and warnings when prescribing first-line smoking deterrent pharmacotherapies
Consider the efficacy of first-line smoking deterrent pharmacotherapies when selecting one to prescribe
Describe proper use of each form of smoking deterrent pharmacotherapy to patients
Compare and contrast smoking deterrent pharmacotherapy treatments in terms of cost
(Est time: 1 hr) This continuing education course uses a case-based approach to teach the basic clinical intervention steps to help patients quit smoking or using other forms of tobacco. Behavioral and pharmacological interventions to support tobacco cessation are presented. Five patients are introduced in different stages of quitting.
Goal: To improve the learners' understanding of how to provide basic behavioral and pharmacological tobacco interventions for patients at various stages of quitting.
Apply basic behavioral interventions for tobacco cessation
Apply basic pharmacological tobacco use interventions
Determine a patient's stage of quitting, and use it to choose the appropriate tobacco cessation intervention
Determine other characteristics or needs of individual patients who smoke (e.g., concerns about weight gain, amount smoked, history of failed attempts at quitting smoking, etc.), and use the information to choose clinical interventions
(Est time: 1 hr) This course was developed to introduce and demonstrate basic motivational interviewing techniques for primary care, techniques that have been used effectively to motivate people with alcohol, tobacco, and other substance abuse problems to change their behavior.
Goal: To teach primary care providers and medical students basic motivational interviewing techniques to motivate patients who are experiencing alcohol use, tobacco, and other addiction problems.
Use several principles of motivational interviewing with primary care patients
Compare the effectiveness of motivational interviewing to traditional medical approaches to counseling primary care patients with substance abuse problems
Select the appropriate principles, techniques, and basic steps of motivational interviewing to meet the specific needs of primary care patients based on the current status of their substance abuse problems
Apply motivational interviewing techniques in typical circumstances encountered in primary care with patients who have alcohol, tobacco, or other substance use problems
0 of 4 required modules completed; there are no optional modules
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Module development and evaluation has been funded solely through learner fees and funding from the NIH including: Buprenorphine Medical Student Education (#R44-DA12066), Medical Student Education on Alcohol Abuse and Dependence (#1R44AA016724-01A1), Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Associated with Genetics (#R25-HG02266), Tobacco Cessation Web Based Modules for AHEC Students (Grant #R44HL65885), and Medical Student Pain Education (Grant #1R44DA027245-01). The website and Clinical Tools receive no support from the pharmaceutical or device manufacturing industries.